• Planetizen
  • $100,760.00 -159,350.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Construction
  • Part-Time
  • 172 W 104th St

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Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 6,000+ practitioners networked across 48 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a supertall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

As an Intern, you will join Gensler for a part-time (20 hours/week), paid internship opportunity, beginning approximately September 2019 and ending June 2020.

As a member of the Gensler Research Institute, the GIS Intern will work on the Cities Design Index Team, a cross-disciplinary team that includes designers, architects, planners, economists and technologists, to generate new insights and knowledge that extends beyond a single building to communities, neighborhoods, and cities. You will be part of a major strategic initiative in shaping the future of cities.

What You Will Do

  • Provide GIS and research-related assistance and support to the Cities Design Index team
  • Analyze and visualize various GIS datasets (open and proprietary) for 50+ global cities
  • Create maps and automate projects utilizing ESRI products, displaying geospatial data, including demographic profiles, economic data, social media data, and survey response data
  • Compile economic, demographic, building/property, transit data from a variety of sources
  • Support the Gensler Research Institute in the production of basic mapping content for research analyses, presentations, and publications
  • Your Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with studies in geography, GIS, urban studies, urban planning, or related
  • Understanding of cities and awareness of major issues that impact cities
  • Ability to both work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Superior creative writing written and oral communication skills
  • High-level analytical and problem-solving skills and strategic-thinking capacity
  • Passion for urban data, cities, and the issues facing cities
  • Motivated, proactive, and resourceful
  • 0-2 years professional and/or academic experience managing and analyzing GIS data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • High proficiency in ArcGIS and related software preferred
  • High proficiency in python and model builder to automate tasks preferred
  • Emphasis on Google Earth/Maps
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Products- Fireworks, Photoshop preferred
  • Working knowledge of KML, HTML, SQL, R, Python preferred
  • Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Please submit resume and any GIS work samples to:

    Sofia Song
    Global Cities Lead

    Associated topics: aesthetics, architect, architectural, construction, fabricate, fabrication, plan, shape, solutions architect, vision

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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